Sunday, January 5, 2014

Beginning - Finding Joy

Finding joy in all in 2014

At the start of each year I set a word and watch it unfold through the year.  Last year my word was "Abundance". It was interesting to reflect back on the year and look at how abundance crept into my world. 

But my word for 2014 is Joy which came to me in the form of a Christmas ornament that I hung on my window. So this year I intend to find joy in all things, to live in joy.



We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
~ Kahlil Gibran


So to start off the year, here are some things that brought me joy ...

The farmer's market yesterday was buzzing. There were so many people around, some were even strumming their guitars and singing. It really was a lovely day, a bit cloudy but with some blue skies as well. I guess the clouds were left over from the thunderstorm we had the day and night before.




And my mini Pohutukawa tree is in bloom . The Pohutakawa is called the NZ Christmas tree and it looks really pretty when it is in full bloom.



Wish you all many joys in 2014


Linking to:
Six Word Saturday
Sundays In My City 
Thursday Challenge (Clouds)
Six Blocks From My House
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge - Beginning




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21 comments:

  1. Love the tree! I really want to visit New Zealand.

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    1. Thanks Judy. NZ is very beautiful and worth visiting. Do visit.

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  2. I love your joy picture. What a great picture. I hope 2014 is full of new blessings for you.

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    1. Thanks Laurie. Glad you liked my pic. Wish you a wonderful year too - many joys, many blessings. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  3. Oh I love the Farmer's Markets.. The smells, the people, the fruits n' veggies.. And that tree is absolutely beautiful.. New Zealand sounds lovely and I would love to visit there too!

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    1. Thanks Mimi. I love the markets too - such a high energy buzz there. It always makes me feel good. Do visit NZ it is really worth seeing.

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  4. That tree is so pretty and wow the farmer's market was buzzing. Your farmer's market shot is great with all those vibrant colors.
    Have a great and joyful week!

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    1. Thanks Nita. Glad you liked my picture. I was trying to get the backdrop of trees against the market, but the colours are quite eye-catching. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. That's a great quote! And I'm jealous of the farmer's market. Can't wait for ours to open for the season!

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    1. Thanks Dorothy. We are lucky, our farmer's market it year round. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. I believe you can find joy in all things, Suzy. It is Scriptural, even in troubled times, James 1:2-4.
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    1. I like farmers' markets. And your post made me remember that last year this time we were in NZ doing a Princess Cruise.
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    2. Oh how exciting doing a cruise. Yes I believe that we can find joy in all things - if we care to look.

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  7. Suzy I love all the vibrant colors from your farmer's market! Your Pohutukawa tree reminds me of my Indian Hawthorne! Thanks for linking up with Grace Grits and Gardening at Six Blocks from my House:)) And Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Talya. Glad you liked my pics. The market is so colourful - always makes me feel good (except when it's raining and windy!)

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  8. True !
    we should really put continuous efforts to find joy :) and cool pics out there

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    1. Thanks Afshan. When we find joy in little things, we find joy in many things.

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  9. Have I told you before, how lucky you are to be living in such a beautiful place? :) Your posts are pleasing to the eye and the soul, thanks

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    1. Thanks Sulekha, Yes I am blessed to live in such a beautiful place.

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  10. Ohh I love the colours... the pictures are beautiful! And may joy fill your life this year :)

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